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I will preface this blog post by telling you, that I am going to keep this one short and sweet. I am not going to dive into why I journal, when I started or what I write about. That's honestly, posts on their own!
I am going to use this post to tell you about my favorite supplies to use for journaling.
Mind you, I journal in many places; my BIbles, actual journals and also, my planner.
I know. My husband describes me as a "nerd", and if needing and enjoying writing stuff down is me being a nerd, I am okay with that!!
So, let's get going on this list! I will break them up the best I can, to organize everything.
I am so, so picky about pens. Its honestly, bad. Not to mention, I like different pens for different things. The pens I use in my Bible and journals are different than pens I use at work, or even to make a grocery list.
These two are my favorite. I love the gel ink, both brands are vibrant and strong ink. However, I love the Papermate brand for journaling in my BIble, because they are less likely to bleed when I go back over with my favorite highlighter. They both write so smoothly. Also, I like the color options, sometimes I alternate colors when I am putting notes in my Bible, sometimes in my journal, I use one color as the title of a section I am writing on, and another coordinating color for the writing.
It took me a long time to find highlighters I liked. They needed to not be harsh, but vibrant. I also do not like highlighters that have thick ink, they take too long to dry and bleed through too badly. I took the leap and treated myself to a brand I kept seeing BIble journalers use, and I will never go back!
I love all three of these brands, the Arteza pack was gifted to be my cousin-in-law from Nashville, and I love them. I have used them to make some really pretty pages in my Bible!
Okay, so maybe I am a nerd. I love sticky notes, and so does my oldest daughter. :) I have a small, but growing collection of sticky notes. I use them in all the places; my journals, my planner of course, in my business and blog notes, naturally, but... I use them in my Bible a good bit. Sometimes to simply add color. Sometimes I use them to have an extra area to have notes on a passage. One of my BIbles even has a set of tabs made by sticky notes, and oddly enough, I love it. They are so versatile. I will use almost any color, and now you can find them in unique shapes or themes, for example, I have a hedgehog set and a llama set.
Here's the truth. My favorite places to buy cheap journals are places like Ollie's. But they are not always cute. And most recently while I was in there, the small selection they had of journals looked like it had something demonic written on them. I don't know about you, but whether I am writing out a grocery list or my prayer journal, I definitely do not want something that looks like it is a message from the devil. I write a lot, in case you have not noticed, but I want cute journals to write in, it just makes me feel even better. I don't know, it is hard to explain. Shop really cute journals and gifts HERE!
What are your favorite journaling supplies?
Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!